Wrote extensively under the pseudonym AE (1867-1935), b Lurgan, Co Armagh; painter, poet, agrarian reformer. Editor, first
of the Irish Homestead (1905-23), and later of The Irish Statesman (1923-1930). Russell was one of the major figures of the
Irish Literary Renaissance, becominga mentor to many younger writers. MacGreevy and AE's relationship seemed to be an antagonistic
one, although their interaction was mostly professional regarding MacGreevy's submissions to The Irish Statesman. In 1932
Russell moved to England after becoming disillusioned with the Irish Free State. He died in Bournemouth three years later.
Born Bertha Georgie Hyde-Lees in Wrexham. Married WB Yeats in October 1917. In 1919 their first child Anne was born, and in
1921, their son Michael. By the early 1920s George Yeats was active in Cuala Industries and The Dublin Drama League. MacGreevy
probably met George Yeats in 1919, and they remained friends until MacGreevy's death in 1967.
Jack B Yeats
Born John Butler Yeats in London; younger brother of WB Yeats, painter, dramatist, novelist and poet.
Jack Yeats spent much of his childhood in Sligo, and what little formal education he received, he received at a private school
in Sligo. In 1887 the Yeats family returned to London,where Yeats attended art school. His first published illustrations appeared
in 1888 in the Vegetarian, in1891 he began working for Paddock Life, and in late1892 was a poster artist in Manchester.In
1894Yeats married Mary Cottenham White (known as Cottie). In 1910 the Yeatses moved to Dublin, a move which roughly coincided
with Yeats's change-over from watercolours to oil. In 1915 Yeats was elected a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy,
and had a reputation as an artist of some note. By 1920,probably the year MacGreevy was introduced to Yeats,Yeats's style
began to change; he began to use paint more abundantly using a palette knife freely.Yeats's use of colour also became more
daring. After MacGreevy left Dublin in 1925, he always corresponded with Yeats, and called on him during his trips home. After
M's return to Dublin in 1941,the relationship between the two men deepened into an extremely warm one. In 1945 M's Jack B
Yeats was published by Victor Waddington Publications.
He was born in Corcobaskin, Co. Clare. Senan
founded many monasteries in Clare and farther
afield. His first foundation was at Inishcathaig
(Scattery) in the Shannon. The river is named for
him and many churches were dedicated to him.
critic, museum director, writer
Poet, literary and art critic, and administrator. Born in Tarbert, Co. Kerry, into a family of farmers and schoolteachers;
educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied politics and history.He is best known for his strikingly original modernist
poetry and for being one of the art critics who championed Irish modernist art and artists between the wars.
He was a prolific writer, publishing more than 350 articles, seven monographs, and a collection of poetry, Poems (1934). He
was director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1950-1963.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Ireland